- To provide home students with an international experience by merging the International Welcome Week and Fresher’s Week. By having a two-week programme, British, EU and International students can have an opportunity to meet from Day 1.
- Create an online Union calendar, which will be a one-stop destination to find out about all university events and set up interactive e-noticeboards across halls and departments to promote these events.
- Launch the SU website on different platforms such as WeChat and Weibo to make it more accessible to foreign students.
- To employ society specific Development Coordinators so as to enable students to get the best advice. For example, racquet sports will have an adviser from their field of expertise.
- SU officers will release a monthly video highlighting the progress made by them to increase transparency and accountability within the union.
- Reduce bureaucracy and red tape within the union to make it easier for societies to hold events.
- To hold Union organised events including cultural nights and sports activities as an opportunity to meet and celebrate events together.
Well-being and Welfare
- Reform the personal tutor system to make it more ‘personal.’ Tutors should be the first point of contact for students to be able to discuss a variety of issues including homesickness, mental health and disability so that they can guide students in the right way if needed
- Set up relaxation spaces across all campuses, which will include sleep pods and massage chairs amongst other things to create a friendly atmosphere.
- Introduce cheaper and a greater variety of food options catering for different faiths and food intolerances across campuses.
- Establish areas to prepare food/drinks in study spaces so you wont go hungry if you are spending long hours in the library.
- Install water fountains in busy locations across campuses.
- Increase bike storage facilities across campuses.
- Reroute hopper buses to cover Raleigh Park and St. Peters Court
- Create an online buddy scheme to tap into the University’s global alumni network to facilitate career-focused interactions between students and alumni.
- In collaboration with the societies, sports and Equal and Social Justice Network, the Union will invite local and international guests to create a forum for discussion and debate. This will be run separately with an elected committee and will have a neutral political stance
- I would like the Union to display motivational life stories of high achieving current students and alumni to provide us with the inspiration and encouragement to succeed in university.